Bravo Waukegan

Empowering Children Through Music

What We Do

Research confirms that a musical education improves academic success- it literally changes the brain, by enhancing cognitive development. And we know that students who learn music show persistence, motivation, concentration and have the ability to work successfully alone and as a part of a group.

Bravo Waukegan actively supports students of Waukegan public schools by partnering with the fine arts administration to fund opportunities to grow through music. Bravo provides resources for supervised, creative programs that take place in-school, after-school and during the summer.


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Students Impacted
Each Year


In Donated


Underwritten Private
Music Lessons


Students Sponsored in
Afterschool Mariachi

Bravo’s commitment has directly
impacted so many hard-working
and hopeful families who are
dreaming big and looking for ways
to realize them.

-Waukegan Parent

Upcoming Events

Jazz & Jokes

a Friend-Raiser for Bravo Waukegan

Thursday October 18th, 6:30 - 8:30pm

John & Nancy Hughes Theater - 400 East Illinois Road Lake Forest, IL

Join us for a casual night of music & laughs as Bravo brings the community together! Three top Chicago comedians will make their way up the North Shore for a hilarious 90-minute show at Gorton. Prior to the show, listen to live jazz by talented Waukegan musicians and enjoy a glass of wine or beer (included in the ticket price).

$35 tickets can be purchased here.


  • Rocky LaPorte
  • Jim McHugh
  • Bill Bunker
  • Rick Young, Emcee

Please call our office (847) 722-5821 if you would like to purchase tickets and for more information about the event.

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Volunteer with Bravo

Generous supporters and volunteers enable Bravo to make a tremendous difference in the lives of many young Waukegan students. Thank you for supporting our programs financially and with your time. Together we are making a positive impact on the education and learning experience of many young people.


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